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Every individual who supports the IFoA, be that as a volunteer (member or non member), or in any other role, works in partnership with the IFoA Executive staff to deliver our strategy and Royal Charter, in line with our values

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Current Volunteering Opportunities

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Providing financial education through the Livery Schools Link, the London-based Worshipful Company of Actuaries has teamed up with Teaching Business Enterprise and Employability in Schools (BEE) to provide financial education to young people. They are currently running schemes in three primary schools in the UK - one in Tower Hamlets in London, one in Dorking in Surrey and one in Radlett in Hertfordshire.

Each scheme comprises six sessions across the Summer term of year five and Autumn term of year six. Four of the sessions are conducted in the classroom at the school with one optional session at the Bank of England. The final session is a Dragon’s Den style event hosted at local offices. Each session lasts up to two hours. Ideally volunteers would be able to attend more than one of these sessions to help to provide some continuity for the children. 
 
If you are a member of the IFoA and live and/or work in or near any of the locations, then please consider volunteering to share your enthusiasm and your knowledge of finance and business with young people in these schools.
 
View an Introduction to the BEE Programme.
 
To find out more about what is involved, the time commitment involved and to register your interest, please contact Andy Whitehouse .

 

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

Debbie will respond to your email within three working days and often sooner.

Categories: Finance and investment, Student
Application closing date: 6 January 2020

The IFRS 17 CSM Working Party (Life) is seeking to appoint two additional proactive volunteers to support the finalising of its sessional paper (due Q2 2020). The new volunteers will be required to critically review material produced for a sessional paper and be actively involved in the redrafting or revision of sections as appropriate. 

Volunteers must have demonstrable practical experience of IFRS 17 and a strong understanding of the technical and operational challenges resulting from it.  A firm grasp of issues, and potential solutions, relating to any of transition, reinsurance or with-profits would be helpful but not necessary. 

Time commitment

Interested applicants must be able to commit an estimated six to eight hours per month from January to April 2020.  Participation in meetings is by conference calls which will be arranged at a mutually convenient time for all involved.  If you live or work near to one of the IFoA offices, you are welcome to make use of our facilities for the call. Similarly, if more than one member of the working party is based close to each other, you may agree to meet up and dial in together, but there will be no requirement for volunteers to meet in one place.

More details on the terms of reference of the working party, as well as work undertaken to date, can be found here.

Next steps

If, having read the information above, you would like to express an interest in volunteering for this working party, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie, please provide:

  • brief details of your relevant experience and interest in the topic
  • your reasons for wishing to get involved
  • a note of your ARN.

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  With all rights and opportunities come responsibilities and we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.

 

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

Debbie will respond to your email within three working days and often sooner.

Categories: Life insurance
Application closing date: 12 December 2019

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries' (IFoA’s) Research and Thought Leadership Board (RTLB).  

As the Corporate Board responsible for the IFoA’s research agenda, the RTLB is looking for six volunteers to join as board members to help it deliver its objectives and support the strategy set by Council.  The vacancies have arisen as a result of a change in board composition; the RTLB is seeking to better reflect the diversity of the IFoA membership and the range of areas that actuaries work in today as well as areas of the future. 

This is an interesting time to join the RTLB as it seeks to develop the IFoA’s Actuarial Research Centre (ARC) to include a broader range of research projects, preferably working in conjunction with other funding partners.  Board members will help to identify the priorities for the ARC and the approach to research partnerships.  Some of the key tasks for members will include supporting horizon scanning for further areas of research, approving research funding proposals and having oversight of the delivery of the IFoA’s funded research, including monitoring of research impact.  The RTLB also approves best research paper prizes and has oversight of the IFoA’s two journals, the British Actuarial Journal and the Annals of Actuarial Science.

Board members should have had past experience of delivery and dissemination of research and be able to think strategically.   

We would be particularly keen to hear from individuals who are based outside the UK or working in non-traditional actuarial fields.  We would also be keen to hear from individuals who have experience in emerging data science topics or economics. 

View the Task and Person Specification, including the Terms of Reference

How to offer support

If, having read the above information, you feel you have the skills, experience, and time, to devote to these important and senior roles, and would like to offer support, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide the following information:

  • a recent CV
  • a covering e-mail of what you feel you can bring to the role, with reference to the requirements of the task and person specification 
  • your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • if you are non-member, please provide full contact details including postal address.

All expressions of interest will be considered by a selection panel which will include the RTLB Chair, the IFoA Head of Research and Knowledge and one other RTLB member.

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  With all rights and opportunities come responsibilities and we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.

 

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

Debbie will respond to your email within three working days and often sooner.

Categories: Finance and investment, General insurance, Health and care, Lay (non-members), Life insurance, Pensions, Resource and environment, Risk management
Application closing date: 23 January 2020

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is seeking proactive, innovative volunteers to join this sub-committee to help drive the developments in the Life practice area in the Asia region.  This sub-committee reports to the Life Board and provides individuals with a high level of exposure to key life insurance sector issues and senior life  industry people.

While some actuarial issues are country or region specific, others have a global impact.  The effect of changes brought about by the rapid development of emerging insurance markets or data analytics, for example, are felt locally in our day-to-day work, but in many cases the ‘actuarial issue’ is commonly shared across international borders.

Candidates will be responsible for influencing the IFoA’s direction on three main topics:

  1. IFRS17
  2. Risk Based Capital regimes
  3. consumer needs and the impact of life insurance products.

This may be directed at educating fellow members, undertaking research, developing actuarial guidance, or acting in the public interest in highlighting key areas that will impact on consumers, the life insurance industry and the broader economy.

The Life Board would like to appoint up to seven to this sub-committee, including a Chair and Deputy Chair.  Ideally, volunteers will be qualified members of the IFoA based in Asia, or who travel to Asia on a regular basis, who work in the Life practice area and already have a good network of contacts in the region.  They should also have a desire to help shape and drive forward the Life practice area in Asia and within the IFoA.  Suitably qualified actuarial non-members based in Asia may also be considered.

It is anticipated that meetings will be via tele-conference or video-conference, and will be arranged at a mutually convenient time for all involved.  If more than one member is based close to each other, you may agree to meet up and dial in together, but there will be no requirement for volunteers to meet in one place.

For full details please view the documents below:

How to offer support

If, having read the above information, you feel you have the skills, experience, and time to devote to one of these roles, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement, to express your interest.  When contacting Debbie please provide the following:

  • confirmation of the role(s) you are applying for - member, Deputy Chair or Chair
  • details of your relevant experience and reasons explaining your desire to volunteer 
  • details of your location within Asia, and any local actuarial links you have within this area
  • your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • if you are non-member, please provide full contact details and your CV.

All expressions of interest will be considered by a selection panel, including the Chair of the Life Board.

For the role of Deputy Chair and Chair, an initial short listing process will be based on the information you submit in your application.  Those applicants who are shortlisted may then have a telephone interview with the selection panel. 

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  As with all rights and opportunities come responsibilities, we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.

 

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

Debbie will respond to your email within three working days and often sooner.

Categories: Life insurance

For all members of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) – volunteer to join the IFoA’s 400 Club and have an effective voice in shaping the future of your profession.

No matter where you are based around the globe, we encourage all members of the IFoA to volunteer to join the IFoA’s 400 Club, our online feedback group.  

Members of the 400 Club have said:

  • “I have enjoyed being a part of the 400 Club, and it has definitely opened my eyes to lots that goes on at the IFoA that I was previously unaware of, so thank you.”
  • “The 400 Club allows me to feel engaged with the IFoA.  I have a two-way connection with my professional body, and can give something back as well as keeping up to date with developments.”

Read what other members have said about volunteering for the 400 Club

To volunteer for the 400 Club you must be a member of the IFoA. 

The 400 Club helps inform Directors, Council and Management Board and is a hugely valuable source of information and feedback for the IFoA.  

Being a volunteer member of the 400 Club is not an onerous task.  You will be asked to complete up to six online surveys each year and by doing so you will help us to track progress against our strategic objectives and future plans.

View the Task and Person Specification

How to volunteer and get involved

Please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please confirm you are a member of the IFoA and provide a note of your ARN.  All expressions of interest will be progressed as received.

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  With all rights and opportunities come responsibilities and we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

Debbie will respond to your email within three working days and often sooner.

Categories: Student

We are seeking to hear from qualified IFoA members willing to take part in this service.

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is delighted to announce an 'IFoA Buddy System'.  The introduction of this new service will be facilitated by the IFoA and it aims to provide IFoA members with access to experienced (qualified) IFoA members who are willing to share their thoughts and experiences, and have a conversation, with other members, around the globe.  

We are looking for qualified actuaries who would be willing to volunteer to take part and who would like to volunteer to share some of their experience to help other members of the profession.  Our new buddy system will offer the opportunity for members to get in touch with other members if they are looking for an independent person to talk to about career choices, professional, or other issues. 

Please note: Initially we were trialling this in the general insurance, finance and investment, and risk areas.  As this trial was successful we are expanding this to all practice areas.

The service is entirely free and is based on members volunteering to provide this support.

Fellow, Matthew Pearlman said: 
“Some of the most rewarding moments of my career have come from being able to help someone else move forward in their own personal journey as an actuary. I am therefore very pleased that the IFoA is setting up a new buddy system and I would encourage you to take part in this, not only to help more junior members of the profession, but also to help in your own personal development.”  

This new service will complement existing IFoA initiatives, such as:

View the details, to find out more  

If you are a qualified member of the IFoA, who is willing to take part, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide the following information:

  • confirmation that you are a qualified member of the IFoA
  • a note of your ARN
  • an indication of which practice area(s) you cover
  • confirmation of how you wish your name, location (City/County) and your email address to be displayed in the list of Buddies in the members’ area of our website.

All offers of support will be progressed as received.

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  As with all rights and opportunities come responsibilities, we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.

 

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

Debbie will respond to your email within three working days and often sooner.

Categories: Finance and investment, General insurance, Health and care, Life insurance, Pensions, Resource and environment, Risk management
Application closing date: 16 January 2020

The Life Research Sub-committee is seeking to recruit up to two academic members with expertise in actuarial, life insurance or related fields, to help drive the development of actuarial practice in the Life area.

The Life Research Sub-committee oversees between 18 and 22 working parties undertaking research in areas of relevance for practitioners and in the public interest.

View the Task and Person Specification for the role of member
View the Terms of Reference

Next steps

If, having read the documents above, you would like to express an interest in volunteering to take on this role, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie, please provide:

  • brief details of your relevant experience
  • your reason(s) for wishing to get involved
  • a note of your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • for non-members, a brief CV and your full contact details.

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  With all rights and opportunities come responsibilities and we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.

 

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

Debbie will respond to your email within three working days and often sooner.

Categories: Lay (non-members), Life insurance

The Lifelong Learning (Life Practice) Sub-committee is seeking to recruit up to two members to join them, who should be a Fellow or Associate member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA).

The sub-committee oversees the Life Conference Sub-committee and runs up to eight one day workshops annually, alongside up to six evening CPD and networking events.  Sub-committee members will be expected to lead on the development of the programme of one or more of these annual events.

The sub-committee is committed to promoting diversity and equal opportunity.  Location is not a barrier.

View Task and Person Specification for member
View Terms of Reference

Next steps

If, having read the documents above, you would like to express an interest in volunteering to join this sub-committee, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie, please provide:

  • brief details of your relevant experience
  • your reason(s) for wishing to get involved
  • a note of your ARN.

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  With all rights and opportunities come responsibilities and we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.

 

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

Debbie will respond to your email within three working days and often sooner.

Categories: Life insurance

If you are a Fellow of the IFoA, we encourage you to volunteer to join our pool of Investigation Actuaries.  This is not an onerous role; you remain in control of when you get involved; full training is provided; and it not only allows the IFoA to benefit from your experience but also gives you the opportunity to learn more about the application of the Actuaries’ Code in practice.

Details

The Pool of Investigation Actuaries (IA Pool) is a group of volunteer members who assist with the technical aspects of allegations of professional misconduct against members of the IFoA.  The IFoA is currently seeking additional volunteers to be appointed to the IA Pool. 

In particular we would welcome applications from Scheme Actuaries, and from IFoA Fellows working in General and Life Insurance. Also, given the increasing international membership of the IFoA, we are very keen to appoint IAs based outside the UK.

Why get involved 

Allegations about professional misconduct against members are dealt with under the IFoA’s Disciplinary and Capacity for Membership Schemes (The Scheme).  An investigation team is appointed to each allegation.  This comprises an experienced Case Manager and an IA invited from the IA Pool based on their experience, area of specialism and availability. 

The principal role of the IA is to identify and address the actuarial/technical issues within the allegation and provide technical support to the Case Manager.  The time commitment depends on the complexities of the case and whether it is dealt with at the Adjudication stage or goes forward to a full Tribunal hearing.

Training

Each IA will receive initial training, provided by the Case Manager, when an IA is  appointed to their first allegation and there is also general training, every 18 months or so, for all IAs.  This training may count towards relevant CPD.  Such training may be delivered by webinar or by way of video conference.

Detailed role description

View the Task and Person Specification for members of the IA Pool

What others say

Members of the IA Pool have commented that they find this role both interesting and educational. 

In particular they find it valuable to be aware of the types of conduct issues that the Scheme deals with so they can take that awareness back to their day to day work to ensure colleagues can learn from it. 

The existing Chair of the IA Pool is Jacqui Reynolds FFA.  She commented:

The IA role is a very important and necessary role.  Without volunteers the Disciplinary and Capacity for Membership Schemes would be unable to function smoothly as it relies on the technical expertise of the IA in many of its case.  The role is not usually onerous, and there is flexibility in when input is required.  If work capacity issues make it difficult to take on a case at a particular time then it can be scheduled to another IA.  This is great way to give something back to the profession and at the same time to be aware of the type of issues being raised through its disciplinary process.

Next steps

If you would like to express interest in becoming an IA and joining the IA Pool, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide the following information:

  • a brief note of your relevant experience
  • a note of your ARN.

All expressions of interest will be followed up with an initial telephone conversation, when you will have the opportunity to ask questions and find out the next steps.

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  With all rights and opportunities come responsibilities and we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.

 

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

Debbie will respond to your email within three working days and often sooner.

Categories: General insurance, Life insurance

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is seeking to appoint an appropriately experienced volunteer for the role of International Representative on the IFoA’s Education Committee. 

We encourage applications from a diverse range of potential candidates, in terms of, but not exclusively gender, age, disability and ethnicity as well as reflecting the geographical spread and practice areas of our members.

We are looking for a suitable candidate who can provide an international perspective on Education Committee concerning pre-qualification syllabus and assessments.  This would also include future employability and soft skills development.  The successful applicant is expected to have an understanding of the global actuarial market and adhere to good governance.

View the full details in the Task and Person Specification

If you would like to express an interest in this volunteer role, please contact the Quality team.  When contacting us please provide details of your relevant skills and experience, confirmation that you can devote the necessary time to this role, and your reason(s) for wishing to take up this appointment.  

All expressions of interest will be considered by the Chair of the Education Committee, Head of Quality and Assessment, Head of Education Partnerships and Lifelong Learning together with the IFoA’s Partnership Manager. 

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  With all rights and opportunities come responsibilities and we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Induction Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.  

 

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

Debbie will respond to your email within three working days and often sooner.

Categories: Education, Lay (non-members)

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is seeking to appoint an appropriately experienced volunteer for the role of University Representative on the IFoA’s Education Committee.

We encourage applications from a diverse range of potential candidates, in terms of, but not exclusively gender, age, disability and ethnicity as well as reflecting the geographical spread and practice areas of our members. 

We are looking for a suitable candidate who can offer and provide valuable contribution and insight to our Education Committee concerning pre-qualification syllabus and assessments, as well as for future careers for graduates, employability and soft skills development.  The successful applicant is expected to have an understanding of the actuarial market and adhere to good governance.

View the full details on the Task and Person Specification.

If you would like to express an interest in this volunteer role, please contact the Quality team.  When contacting us please provide details of your relevant skills and experience, confirmation that you can devote the necessary time to this role, and your reason(s) for wishing to take up this appointment.  

All expressions of interest will be considered by the Chair of the Education Committee, Head of Quality and Assessment, Head of Education Partnerships and Lifelong Learning together with the IFoA’s Partnership Manager. 

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  With all rights and opportunities come responsibilities and we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Induction Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.   

 

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

Debbie will respond to your email within three working days and often sooner.

Categories: Education, Lay (non-members)

The Quality Team at the IFoA actively seeks individuals to support the examination process.  We have a number of roles that may interest individuals who wish to support the IFoA.

For further information please view the Educational opportunities (paid) webpage.

 

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

Debbie will respond to your email within three working days and often sooner.

Categories: Education

Students – we need your passion and ideas!

Student volunteers are one of our most valuable assets.  We are currently seeking enthusiastic and committed students from our global community who are ready to get involved to help shape the exam experience for future students.  As regional representatives, you will work with us and other forum members on future decisions or considerations in regards to exam process, structures, administration and other key aspects of the student experience.

Being a regional representative for us is one of the most impactful ways to contribute to your profession and make positive change.  We have six global forums to ensure that you can have your say, no matter where you are located.

The areas where we are currently seeking regional representatives to help us are:

  • The Americas
  • Europe (excluding the UK, Channel Islands and Ireland)*

*Students from the UK, Channel Islands and Ireland are represented by the Student Consultative Forum.

Depending on the availability and interest levels, we are prepared to establish other forums.  Please contact the Quality Team to discuss this further.

In order to be an area representative you MUST:

  • be a student member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)
  • be available in the month after the exams (May/June and October/November) when the forums will take place
  • be able to attend virtual meetings, using either phone conferencing or other digital collaborative platforms.  Face-to-face meetings may also be considered
  • have access to a computer and intranet as this role will require conducting student consultations during the period directly after exams.

This opportunity is open to all IFoA students; however, representatives will only be able to apply to represent the forum in their geographical location of work.  Please contact the Quality Team if you are not sure which forum you should join.

Please note: The IFoA is at liberty to reshape the forum at any time as needed.

View the Task and Person Specification for this role

How to apply

If you would like to be considered as a Global Student Representative please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide:

•    brief details of your relevant skills and experience to undertake this role
•    a note of your ARN
•    a note of which global region you wish to apply for.

All expressions of interest will be progressed as received and considered by a selection panel.  The selection will be based on the information you provide to Debbie.

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  With all rights and opportunities come responsibilities and we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.

 

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

Debbie will respond to your email within three working days and often sooner.

Categories: Student

We are seeking support from two to three experienced Fellows and Associates of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) to volunteer to become part of the Professional Support Service (PSS) in order to strengthen our volunteer panels and to enable us to provide members with the benefit of their expertise in the interpretation of:

  • The Actuaries’ Code
  • Actuarial Profession Standards
  • Guidance Notes
  • Technical Actuarial Standards issued by the FRC.

Members may also request assistance relating to ethical dilemmas.

There is a particular need for practitioners specialising in Life, with an interest in professional ethics.  Please note this role can be delivered from anywhere around the globe, location is not a barrier.

How the PSS works

Members of the IFoA contact the PSS via an online form on the website to submit their queries and to ask for assistance on the interpretation of these professional and technical standards, or professional issues.  Queries are first considered and anonymised by members of the IFoA’s Executive staff before being circulated by email to the relevant topic specific panels of PSS experts.  

The PSS panel members share their views on the query and communicate with other panel members, predominantly via email, to discuss the key components of a suitable response before a final response is drafted by the IFoA’s Executive staff.  The draft response is then shared and considered by the panel members before a final response is agreed and sent to the enquiring member.  The PSS panel operate to a service level agreement whereby they aim to provide a full response within 15 working days.  For a more general overview of the operation of the PSS, you may wish to view the PSS User Guide.

Time commitment

The time commitment is not onerous.  The service receives on average 24 queries per year across a spread of disciplines with around half of the queries going to the professionalism panel.

How to get involved

If you would like to express interest in this role, or to have a discussion and find out more, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide a brief note of your relevant experience and a note of our ARN.

All expressions of interest will be progressed as received and you will have an opportunity to discuss this, in more detail, with Fiona Goddard, IFoA Head of Professionalism.

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  With all rights and opportunities come responsibilities and we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.

 

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

Debbie will respond to your email within three working days and often sooner.

Categories: Life insurance

"Organisations that employ at least three qualified actuaries are encouraged to appoint a CPD Co-ordinator".  This is an Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) recommendation.

CPD Co-ordinators play a key role in effective engagement between organisations who employ our members and the IFoA. Organisations with multiple offices often appoint one per office.  Some of the large organisations appoint one CPD Co-ordinator per practice area, eg a different person for Life and General Insurance in the same organisation.
 
We have created, following peer review, a CPD Co-ordinators Guide, called "The role of the CPD Co-ordinator: Engaging with employers". This guide highlights the principles, benefits and opportunities. 

Download The role of the CPD Co-ordinator: Engaging with employers.

Within the guide you will find:

  • Page 4:  sets out the information CPD Co-ordinators will receive
  • Page 7:  provides opportunities for your organisation to engage
  • Page 11: gives nine examples; how others do it.  In this section nine CPD Co-ordinators share their thoughts.

As CPD Co-ordinator you will also receive the CPD Co-ordinators quarterly newsletter as well as other updates, from time to time.  View the latest CPD Co-ordinators newsletter.

The IFoA maintains a database of all CPD Co-ordinators.  The database is growing and not all organisations are represented as yet.  If you would like to check if your organisation is represented, or to volunteer to act as a CPD Co-ordinator for your organisation, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide a note of the name of your organisation, approximately how many offices your organisation operates around the globe and a note of your ARN, if applicable.  If you are a non member, please provide your full contact details.

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  With all rights and opportunities come responsibilities and we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support. 

 

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

Debbie will respond to your email within three working days and often sooner.

As part of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) international strategy of proactive engagement, we speak up on relevant matters through our representation on both the International Actuarial Association (IAA) and the Actuarial Association of Europe (AAE).

IFoA members who are appointed by the IFoA to represent the IFoA in this way, do so via a range of activities which include focusing on:

  • education issues
  • professionalism
  • assisting new associations
  • technical committee work – such as looking at aspects of relevance to specific practice areas in General Insurance; Life Insurance; Pensions; Health and Care; Finance and Investment; Risk Management and Resource and Environment.
  • assisting with the administration of the IAA

These may take the form of a short term task force or working group; attendance at a specific conference; or committee membership on behalf of the IFoA.

Find out more about the IAA
Find out more about the AAE

Getting involved

If you are a qualified member of the IFoA with an international remit, or international experience, please consider expressing an interest in getting involved in future opportunities.

We are ideally seeking members with existing experience of volunteering for the IFoA, though this is desirable rather than essential.  

Occasionally a student member of the IFoA, who has extensive experience in a particular area, may also be able to offer support to one of the task forces.

How the pool works

Once appointed to the pool, your details, and information about your area of expertise and interest, will be retained by the IFoA.  When a new opportunity arises, or when a current volunteer stands down from their post, we will advertise the details to those who have indicated a relevant interest, or who have suitable experience.  At that time a detailed Task and Person Specification will explain what is involved.  Sometimes these vacancies need to be filled fairly quickly and often require specialist technical input.  In light of this requirement, and to encourage the chance for succession planning, we are keen to build up a pool of suitably qualified members who are willing to offer this ad hoc support, subject to their availability of the time. 

Expressions of interest

If, having read the above, you feel you have the relevant skills and experience and would like to offer support and find out more, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide the following information:

  • your name and ARN
  • a brief summary of your interest, outlining why you wish to get involved, and with which areas / topics in particular
  • an abbreviated CV highlighting your relevant experience in the area, including a note of any IFoA volunteer roles you have undertaken to date, and showing your understanding and experience of working in different countries and taking account of different cultures and working practices.

All expressions of interest will be progressed as received.  

NB:  In addition to the above, some of our members are approached directly by the IAA and AAE and as such they are asked to take up individual appointments as Officers or a Chairperson of a committee or as members of a task force or working group.  These members do so in a personal capacity.  They are not appointed to represent the views of the IFoA.  However, if such a member feels there is scope to share an aspect of their work with the IFoA and to seek input from the IFoA they are encouraged to make contact with the IFoA’s Public Affairs Manager, Michael Williams.

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  With all rights and opportunities come responsibilities and we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.  
 

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

Debbie will respond to your email within three working days and often sooner.

Application closing date: 6 December 2019

The Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI) seeks to produce high-quality impartial analysis, standard tables and models of mortality and morbidity for long-term insurance products and pension scheme liabilities on behalf of subscribers and, in doing so, to further actuarial understanding. The CMI’s work is undertaken within a UK private company – CMI Limited – which is wholly owned by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA). More information on the CMI’s work is available via the IFoA’s website .

The CMI is seeking to appoint additional volunteer(s) to join the CMI Self-Administered Pension Schemes (SAPS) Committee which oversees the CMI’s analysis of mortality experience within self-administered pension schemes. View the Terms of Reference of the CMI SAPS Committee.  

Committee membership operates on a renewable four yearly basis. View the Task and Person Specification for these positions.

The CMI is seeking to build up a pool of volunteers who have an interest in supporting our research, without the long-term commitment of committee membership. The research pool would be asked to volunteer for project work or to review draft CMI outputs on an ad-hoc basis. Candidates who are unsuccessful in their application to join the SAPS Committee may be offered an opportunity to join the CMI Research Pool, if they indicate that this option would be of interest.

Please note that:

  • the Committee strives to maintain a balance of understanding of the market and products and technical knowledge. Relevant experience would clearly be advantageous; however commitment and enthusiasm are equally important.

How to volunteer

If you would like to express an interest in being considered, please contact Katherine Fossett, Secretary to the SAPS Committee. When contacting Katherine, please provide a note of what you feel you can bring to the role and a brief synopsis of your relevant background and experience.

If you would like to find out more about the roles, the present Chair, Matthew Fletcher, would be happy to talk with interested candidates. Please contact Katherine Fossett in the first instance.

 

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

Debbie will respond to your email within three working days and often sooner.

The Pensions Lifelong Learning Sub-committee is looking to appoint new members.  In particular, we are interested in applications from members to help ensure that we cover a varied and appropriate range of topics in our CPD Programme and Annual Pensions Conference.

This sub-committee plays an important and highly active role in shaping the content provided in the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries' (IFoA's) Pensions CPD events and education.  They seek to ensure the events include a good mix of professionalism, current issues, and hot topics.  The tasks involved include:

  • creating and developing an excellent and varied pensions CPD events programme
  • content for Pensions Conference
  • identifying topics and potential speakers for specific events
  • listening to members’ feedback.

View Task and Person Specification

View the Terms of Reference

Skills and experience 

If you are a member of the IFoA, and have an enthusiasm for lifelong learning and planning CPD events, we would like to hear from you.  We are ideally looking for volunteers who have:

  • an awareness of current issues in pensions
  • an ability to come up with ideas and to identify hot topics
  • a willingness to pro-actively help organise and chair one event per year (this includes making contact with the potential speakers and securing their support)
  • a desire to develop CPD online and explore new delivery methods would also be an advantage but is not essential
  • experience of organising training events is also desirable but not essential.

 In order to broaden the expertise on the sub-committee, we are particularly interested in hearing from individuals who currently work within the public sector.

Time commitment

The time commitment would be one hour meetings every quarter, from September through to July, plus approximately another hour per month (more when managing a specific event) for follow up emails/calls etc.  Meetings will be by conference call to allow us to widen this opportunity to all members, and do not require members to attend in person.

Calls will be arranged at a mutually convenient time for all involved.  If you live or work near to one of the IFoA offices, you are welcome to make use of our facilities for the call.  Similarly, if more than one member of the working party is based close to each other, you may agree to meet up and dial in together, but there will be no requirement for volunteers to meet in one place.

How to volunteer 

If you would like to volunteer, or find out more, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie, please give brief details of your relevant experience and your reason for wishing to be involved.  A note of your ARN would also be helpful.

Offers of support will be progressed as received.

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities. With all rights and opportunities come responsibilities and we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the Governance Manual and Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.

 

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

Debbie will respond to your email within three working days and often sooner.

Categories: Pensions

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is seeking to appoint experienced, proactive and innovative volunteers to join the Research Sub-committee of the Pensions Board and help develop the Pensions research programme at the IFoA.  This sub-committee helps shape and drive forward research in the Pensions practice area in line with the IFoA’s policy priority themes for the future.

If, having read these documents, you would like to express an interest in this role, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide:

  • brief details of your relevant skills and experience
  • your reason for wishing to take on this role
  • a note of your ARN.

All expressions of interest will be progressed as received, and will be followed up by the Chair of the sub-committee and a member of the Executive staff.

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  With all rights and opportunities come responsibilities and we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

Debbie will respond to your email within three working days and often sooner.

Categories: Pensions
Application closing date: 6 January 2020

The General Insurance (GI) Insurtech Working Party has been set up to keep the profession informed on developments and trends in the insurtech space, with particular emphasis on any impacts on the actuarial profession.  

The working party is currently focusing on four main work-streams, to identify practical use cases in insurance product design, pricing, distribution, risk and exposure management, claims, and analytics across the following emerging technologies:

  1. internet of things / sensors
  2. image, video and audio processing
  3. AI / ML, intelligent robotic process automation 
  4. the emerging insurable risk landscape, parametrics and blockchain

Membership of this working party is open to both members and non-members of the IFoA.  We are keen to enlist practitioners who are already actively engaged and knowledgeable in one or more of the four areas above, whether at established insurance companies, insurtech start-ups, service providers, etc.  

Time commitment and participation

The time commitment is approximately six hours per month.  There is a full meeting of the working party every other month and more frequent meetings for the individual work-streams.  Participation is by conference calls which will be arranged at a mutually convenient time for all involved.  If you live or work near to one of the IFoA offices, you are welcome to make use of our facilities for the call. Similarly, if more than one member of the working party is based close to each other, you may agree to meet up and dial in together, but there will be no requirement for volunteers to meet in one place.

How to get involved

If you are interested in becoming a member of this working party, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide the following information:

  • your name and the name of your organisation (if applicable)
  • your reasons for wishing to get involved
  • what you feel you could bring to this working party, in particular which of the four main work-streams you have experience in
  • a note of your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • for non-members who meet the above criteria, a brief CV and your full contact details, including postal address, email and a phone number.

All expressions of interest will be considered by the Chair of the working party.

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  With all rights and opportunities come responsibilities and we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.

 

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

Debbie will respond to your email within three working days and often sooner.

Categories: General insurance, Lay (non-members)

The overarching objective of the Insurance as a Force of Social Good Working Party is to explore an aspect of what it means for actuaries to work in the public interest in the insurance sector.

The Chair of this working party is Steven Fisher and he is seeking to recruit members with experience in this field.

Members of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) who have a passion for the subject and the time to contribute are encouraged to volunteer.  It is envisaged that this working party will comprise of a broad mix of skills and interests.  Volunteers with any level of experience are welcome to apply.

Working party objectives

Although it is recognised that insurance is a commercial enterprise, the origins of insurance companies are often mutual organisations sharing risk.

Topics may include:

  • how insurance supports the economy
  • how insurance companies see their role in corporate social responsibility
  • how insurance underwriting/pricing can influence wider behaviours.

Current challenges may include:

  • ethical investment/environmentally responsible investment
  • ensuring universal access to insurance:
    • insuring the uninsurable
    • affordable insurance
    • micro insurance.

Time commitment and tenure

Members who volunteer will be asked to devote a day per month to the research for this working party and to participate in meetings as required.  Meetings will be by conference call to allow us to widen this opportunity to all members.  Conference calls will be arranged at a mutually convenient time for all involved.

If you live or work near to one of the IFoA offices, you are welcome to make use of our facilities for the call.  Similarly, if more than one member of the working party is based close to each other, you may agree to meet up and dial in together, but there will be no requirement for volunteers to meet in one place.

It is expected the working party will present their findings at future IFoA events and possibly produce a paper if there is sufficient support. 

How to get involved

If you would like to be considered as a volunteer for this working party, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide:

  • brief details of what you can feel you could bring to this role and your reasons for wishing to get involved
  • a note of your ARN.

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  With all rights and opportunities come responsibilities and we ask all our
volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to
know’ webpages before offering to provide support.

 

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

Debbie will respond to your email within three working days and often sooner.

Categories: General insurance, Life insurance

The Chair of the Solvency II Practical Review Working Party seeks additional members to join the working party, particularly with a Solvency II background.

Background

Solvency II was finally implemented at the start of 2016 following 15 years of thorough consultation. However, there are practical issues with its application that have started coming to light. In addition to this, the Treasury Select Committee has carried out an inquiry on the possible modifications for Solvency II post Brexit.

This working party was set up in 2017 to carry out a practical review of the Solvency II regime to help guide these modifications. Initially, the working party focused on:

  • Capital
  • Technical Provisions
  • Covering reporting where it is applied to the Capital or Technical Provisions stream.

The working party carried out a market survey in 2017, and ‘Reporting’ was highlighted as a key issue.  This warrants for a more detailed outlook on Reporting, which can be done by setting up a reporting work stream. 

Roles are suitable for IFoA members who:

  • work in general insurance with Solvency II experience
  • feel they have the ability to lead and direct members to ensure the working party delivers its objectives, as the candidate will be given the opportunity to lead the reporting work stream
  • have a strong interest in helping to shape and develop the future of the General Insurance community 
  • have experience of contributing to a working party or similar research group
  • have the vision to further develop the working party’s objectives
  • bring a willingness to seek feedback/input from colleagues and peers. 

Time commitment and tenure

Members of this working party are asked to devote two to four hours per month to further its research.  This includes participation at five working party meetings through the year (one and a half hours each).  Meetings will be held via conference call to allow us to widen this opportunity to all members.  Calls will be arranged at a mutually convenient time for all involved.  

If you live or work near to one of the IFoA offices, you are welcome to make use of our facilities for the call.  Similarly, if more than one member of the working party is based close to each other, you may agree to meet up and dial in together, but there will be no requirement for volunteers to meet in one place.

How to get involved

If you would like to offer your support please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide the following:

  • brief details of your relevant experience
  • your reasons for wishing to be involved
  • a note of your ARN.

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  As with all rights and opportunities come responsibilities, we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.

 

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

Debbie will respond to your email within three working days and often sooner.

Categories: General insurance, Student
Application closing date: 16 January 2020

Seeking additional volunteers for this working party.

The Chair of the UK Asbestos Working Party, Robert Brooks, is seeking to recruit additional members to assist in the production of a new insurance market estimate.

The UK Asbestos Working Party was re-established in 2008 with objectives to assist actuaries in reserving for asbestos-related liabilities.  In January 2010, it released its estimates of the future cost of UK asbestos-related claims to the insurance industry.  Since the 2009 insurance market estimate, the working party has been monitoring the experience of asbestos-related claims and mesothelioma deaths.  It has now decided that its insurance market estimate should be updated to take into account the last five years of experience.

Volunteers with experience of asbestos reserving are encouraged to get involved.  Applications are welcome from both members of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) and non-members.

Time commitment

It is estimated that members of the working party will be asked to devote time equivalent to two days per month to the research, developing models and writing up findings for this working party.  Included in this, volunteers will be expected to participate in the monthly or quarterly meetings (depending on the reporting cycle of the working party). Participation can be by conference call.

If you live or work near to one of the IFoA offices, you are welcome to make use of our facilities for the call.  Similarly, if more than one member of the working party is based close to each other, you may agree to meet up and dial in together, but there will be no requirement for volunteers to meet in one place.

How to get involved

We are particularly keen to hear from anyone involved in GI reserving with a passion for qualitative reserve risk.  If you would like to offer your support and volunteer to be considered for this working party, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie, please provide the following information:

  • your relevant experience and interest in the topic
  • your reasons for wishing to get involved
  • any suggestions you may have
  • your ARN, if you are a member of the IFOA
  • if you are a non-members, please provide your full contact details, including postal address, email and a phone number.

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  As with all rights and opportunities come responsibilities, we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.

 

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

Debbie will respond to your email within three working days and often sooner.

Categories: General insurance, Lay (non-members), Student

Towards the Optimal Reserving Process Working Party explores the governance and design of existing processes within reserving, ensuring that reserving.  Examples of their output can be explored on the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Towards the Optimal Reserving Process webpage.

The opportunity is open to both members of the IFoA and non-members.  In particular, we are keen to hear from those practicing in general insurance with detailed reserving experience (preferably relating to a number of organisations).  The successful volunteers will have the opportunity to influence the scope of the working party’s future output and direction of travel.

Time commitment and participation

Members of this working party are asked to devote two to four hours per month to further its research.  This includes participation at a monthly meeting, which will be by conference call to allow us to widen this opportunity to all members.  Calls will be arranged at a mutually convenient time for all involved.

If you live or work near to one of the IFoA offices, you are welcome to make use of our facilities for the call.  Similarly, if more than one member of the working party is based close to each other, you may agree to meet up and dial in together, but there will be no requirement for volunteers to meet in one place.

How to get involved

If you would like to offer your support and volunteer to be a member of this working party, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie, please provide a note of the following:

  • your relevant skills and experience
  • brief reasons for wishing to become involved
  • a note of your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • if you are a non member, your contact details and a brief CV.

All expressions of interest will be progressed as received.

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  With all rights and opportunities come responsibilities and we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.  

 

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

Debbie will respond to your email within three working days and often sooner.

Categories: General insurance, Lay (non-members)

Would you like to volunteer to Chair the Measuring Uncertainty Qualitatively Working Party?  We are particularly keen to hear from anyone involved in GI reserving and global colleagues, with a passion for qualitative reserve risk and leadership skills.  

Background

The Measuring Uncertainty Qualitatively (MUQ) Working Party is developing reserve uncertainty thinking beyond percentiles and bootstrap style techniques. 

The 2014 GIROC survey highlighted the wide differences in approaches to measuring and communicating uncertainty in reserves that were employed in the UK and identified this as an area that would benefit from further research.  The working party is progressing through the fourth stage of meeting their objectives: developing material around their reserve uncertainty framework to broaden thinking on reserve risk assessments provided for capital models.  Our focus is on the reserving side.

The working party will soon need a new Chair to lead the group’s research and communication of results.  The opportunity is open to both members of the IFoA and non-members.  In particular, we are keen to hear from those practicing in general insurance with reserving experience, ideally with some experience of leading a working party or similar endeavor before, although this is not necessary.  The successful volunteer will influence the working party’s output and lead the future direction of travel.

MUQ are currently researching how their established Reserve Uncertainty Framework could be used with scenario analysis, individual claims reserving and bootstrapping for reserve-risk  assessment, as well as other topical issues such as IFRS 17.  The working party has submitted a proposal to present at GIRO and produces a range of outputs. 

Time commitment

As volunteer Chair, you will be asked to devote three to six hours per month to lead the working party. This includes chairing a monthly meeting, which is by conference call to allow wide participation.  It will also include representing the working party by participating at any subsequent sub-committee meetings, where necessary.

If you live or work near to one of the IFoA offices, you are welcome to make use of our facilities for the call.  Similarly, if you are based close to another member of the working party, you may agree to meet up and dial in together, but there will be no requirement for volunteers to meet in one place. 

Volunteers are also asked, where possible, to contribute to presentations.  This is by mutual convenience with no requirement to attend any specific conference and there are opportunities in various locations in the UK, with many of the presentations being in London.

How to get involved

If you would like to volunteer to be considered as Chair of this working party, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie, please provide the following information:

  • your relevant experience and interest in the topic
  • your reasons for wishing to get involved
  • your ARN, if you are a member of the IFOA
  • if you are a non-members, please provide your full contact details (including postal address, email and a phone number) and a copy of your CV.

All offers of support will be progressed as received.

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  With all rights and opportunities come responsibilities and we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.

 

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

Debbie will respond to your email within three working days and often sooner.

Categories: General insurance, Lay (non-members)

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA’s) Third Party Working Party investigate emerging claim trends in third party motor insurance.

Objectives:

  • work in conjunction with the Periodical Payment Orders (PPO) Working Party to ensure that key messages of interest to the industry, consumers, the press or government bodies are appropriately aired
  • collect additional data from within the UK market or from other sources as the working party sees fit
  • maintain appropriate standards with respect to competition law – in particular no individual company actuary will see any data other than aggregate market data and there will be no discussion around pricing related matters
  • all data processing is being hosted and anonymized by Willis Towers Watson.

View full details and recent press releases

Membership of the working party

The working party aims to include a representative from each organisation that handles UK based General Insurance (GI) third party data.  While this is an individual volunteer appointment, the individual volunteers appointed to this working party are appointed to represent their organisation. 

Time commitment and participation

Approximately one day per month made up of attendance at a monthly meeting by conference call lasting approximately one and a half hours and follow up research and actions between meetings.

How to get involved

If you work for an organisation that handles UK based third party data and your organisation is not currently represented in this group, we would like to hear from you.  Please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide the following information:

  • your name and the name of your organisation
  • brief details of the type of UK based third party data your company handles
  • your reasons for wishing to get involved
  • what you feel you could bring to this working party
  • your ARN (if applicable), or  non-members who meet the above criteria can volunteer by providing full contact details including postal address, email and a phone number.

All expressions of interest will be considered by the Chair of the working party.

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  With all rights and opportunities come responsibilities and we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.

 

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

Debbie will respond to your email within three working days and often sooner.

Categories: General insurance, Lay (non-members)

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is seeking to appoint additional experienced, proactive and innovative volunteers to join the Finance and Investment Lifelong Learning Sub-committee to help shape and drive forward the Finance and Investment practice area for the future.
 
View Task and Person Specification
View Terms of Reference
 
How to get involved

If, having read the above documents, you would like to express an interest or find out more, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie, please provide:

  • details of your relevant skills and experience
  • a note of your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • for non-members, your contact details and a brief CV.

All expressions of interest will be progressed as received, and considered by the Chair of this sub-committee.

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  With all rights and opportunities come responsibilities and we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

Debbie will respond to your email within three working days and often sooner.

Categories: Finance and investment, Lay (non-members)

Inspire the next generation to consider an actuarial career.

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is looking for members who want to promote an actuarial career to enthusiastic young people.

If you want the opportunity to get out into your community or to visit a university and help guide the next generation in a fulfilling and diverse career, as an actuary, then this is the volunteer vacancy for you.

A Career Ambassador is a rewarding opportunity, which can take you to all sorts of interesting places.  We are seeking volunteers to speak at schools, colleges and universities about an actuarial career.  The IFoA attends over 15 career fairs and talks annually and Career Ambassadors help represent the IFoA and the industry as a whole at these events.

How it works

Once confirmed, you will be added to a bank of names of Career Ambassadors.  You will then, as opportunities arise, be sent an email by the Careers Team.  These opportunities might be invitations to attend a careers fair, or to give an A-level student a call to explain to him or her what an actuary does.

We also hope you will pro-actively look for opportunities in your area.  When you identify an opportunity we ask you to let our Career team know, so we can provide you with up to date material to support your talk.

To volunteer to act as a Career Ambassador you should either be a qualified actuary or a student member in employment working towards your qualification.  You need to be confident enough to be able to talk about your route into the profession and your current role.  You should also be in a position to know a bit about the current exams, how the profession works and what we do.

There is a helpful booklet which, amongst other things, answers the following frequently asked questions:

  • who can apply?
  • how does this work?
  • what can you get involved in?
  • responding to requests.

View the IFoA’s Career Ambassador booklet

If you meet the above criteria and would like to volunteer in this way, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie, please confirm that you are a qualified member, or a student member currently in employment, and provide a note of your location.  A note of your ARN would also be helpful.

All expressions of interest will be progressed as received and if there is any additional information that we require, we will get in touch with you.

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities. With all rights and opportunities comes responsibilities and we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Information Pack (VIP). Please view our ‘what you need to know’ web pages before offering to provide support.

 

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

Debbie will respond to your email within three working days and often sooner.

Categories: Education, Student

If you would like to volunteer to deliver a talk at a Regional Communities event, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.

When contacting Debbie, please provide brief details of the topic and content of your proposed talk and a note of the geographical location(s) which might be of interest to you.  A note of your ARN, if applicable, would also be helpful.

View full details of our current regional actuarial activities.

In addition, details of how to recommend a speaker, or to volunteer to be considered as a speaker, at one of the future IFoA events or residential conferences, can be found here.

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  With all rights and opportunities come responsibilities, and we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.  

 

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

Debbie will respond to your email within three working days and often sooner.

Categories: Lay (non-members)

City & Guilds is the leading Apprentice Assessment Organisation in the UK and are now recruiting Assessors in the Actuarial Level 4 Standard.  The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is delighted to promote this opportunity to our qualified members. 

Full details, including an application form, can be found on the City & Guilds website and a summary is noted below.

If you are a qualified member of the IFoA please consider expressing an interest in this City & Guilds role.

Background

City & Guilds have been successful in applying to the Skills Funding Agency for 17 standards, one of which is the Actuarial Level 4 Standard.
Apprenticeships benefit employers and individuals, and by boosting the skills of the workforce they help to improve economic productivity. Apprenticeship reforms will support an increase in the quality of apprenticeships so that more individuals have the chance to pursue a successful career – whether this is their first step on the employment ladder or progression within a current employer or sector.

The role of the Assessor

Successful candidates will become an Independent End-point Assessor for City & Guilds Independent End Point Assessment Service, in the Investment Industry area.

As an Independent End-point Assessor, you will be the key person in the decision making process of apprenticeship outcomes.  The primary focus of this role is to liaise with the relevant organisations / employers; planning and carrying out assessment activities; and ensuring consistency of grading decisions.  You will also have the opportunity to share and interpret your decisions as part of standardisation meetings which will be run by a Lead Independent Assessor for internal training and moderation purposes.  Having gained expertise and credibility through your work in the industry, you will have the chance to be part of a team looking to develop the Investment Industry professionals of the future.

Applications

If interested, please follow the link below and email your application form to: independentendassessor@cityandguilds.com

View full details on the City & Guilds website 

 

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

Debbie will respond to your email within three working days and often sooner.

This is an excellent opportunity for Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) members with experience in our exams to get involved in providing support to our student members, around the globe. 

In 2016 Actuaries Without Borders (AWB®) launched a global mentorship program, covering remote exam tutoring for professional actuarial exams, and providing the following benefits to the global society:

  1. assistance in the development of the actuarial profession where there is a lack of such resources
  2. contributes to the awareness of the actuarial profession and the spread of the actuarial education, by encouraging qualified actuaries and academics across the world to volunteer in global mentoring, including actuarial exam tutoring, through a convenient platform available around the clock.

This program is not intended to provide free consulting service nor non-actuarial coaching.  It is restricted to non-commercial use.

The program has expanded rapidly following its launch, and to meet the demand of different mentees AWB are currently looking for individuals to volunteer to become mentors and also for someone to take on the role of deputy project manager.

To find out more about these AWB opportunities, and to see how you can offer support, please make contact with AWB direct via the following link:

• View details of the AWB’s mentorship program

If you would like to discuss this with AWB, please contact the AWB Executive Director, Renata De Leers, or Project Manager, Bosco Chan.

We encourage you to get involved.

 

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

Debbie will respond to your email within three working days and often sooner.

At the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) we pride ourselves on working collaboratively with organisations that employ our student members.  It is vital that we get your feedback and work with you to support your (and our) students, so make sure you have a volunteer Student Employer Contact (SEC) registered with us.

How does this benefit you?  Having an SEC:

  • gives you direct communication with our Engagement and Learning Directorate
  • will ensure you are one of the first to receive important information and updates about any changes which may effect your students
  • allows your organisations’ voice to be heard and for your organisation to have your say about a hot topic (such as the Education Strategy Review)
  • provides you with support to ensure students in your organisation are supported.

An SEC does not need to be a qualified actuary but they do need to be someone who is willing to play a proactive role in two-way communication between the IFoA and the employer.

As this role involves supporting students, it is not possible for a current student to become an SEC.

If your organisation employs IFoA student members we encourage you to appoint an SEC.  If you would like to volunteer to take on this role, or to check if someone in your organisation has already volunteered, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  Debbie will put you in contact with Kirstie Smith, Senior Stakeholder Relationship Manager at the IFoA.  Kirstie supports all SECs.  When contacting Debbie it would be helpful if you could please provide a note of the following:

  • your organisation’s name and location(s)
  • an approximate number of IFoA student members currently in your organisation 
  • a note of your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • if you are not a member of the IFoA, please provide your full contact details plus a note of your role within your organisation.

All expressions of interest will be followed up as received.

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  With all rights and opportunities come responsibilities and we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.

 

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

Debbie will respond to your email within three working days and often sooner.

Categories: Education
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